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  • Updated: February 21, 2024

JUST IN: Remains of late Governor Akeredolu arrive Owo amidst tears

JUST IN: Remains of late Governor Akeredolu arrive Owo amids

The remains of the late Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, have arrived in Owo, his hometown on Wednesday evening. 

The arrival of the body evoked a sober atmosphere and heartfelt emotions in Owo and its environs. 

The people of Owo gathered at Emure junction to receive the remains of the late Governor as a sign of honour and respect for their departed illustrious son. 

The two members of the State House of Assembly from Owo, Hon. Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi and Hon.  Morenike Witherspoon, led some of their colleagues and the people of the town to receive the remains of the late Governor.

As the convoy drove through the main streets of Owo, students from various secondary schools in the town, including Imade College and St. Louis Grammar School, stood at strategic locations, waving the Nigerian flag as a sign of respect for the late Governor.

At Mobile Junction in Ijebu-Owo, representatives from the palace of Oba Kofoworola Oladoyinbo Ojomo, the Olijebu of Ijebu-Owo, received the body of the late Governor.

Tears flowed freely as a large crowd struggled to catch a glimpse of the casket carrying the remains of the late Governor. 

Despite earlier events held in the Akure, the state capital, the people of Owo came out in large numbers, lining the major streets of the town to participate in the Traditional Ajabue procession and patiently awaited the arrival of the late Akeredolu's body.

The funeral arrangements continue tomorrow Thursday, February 22, 2024 with Service of Songs, Wake-Keep and Candle light procession.

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